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Wapner, Judge - ex-jurist of The People's
Court. See IWTPC, IANAL.
WAV - the TLE for
Windows audio files. See AIFF, AIF.
Web - see WWW.
web browser - or simply "browser"
is software that allows you to navigate through and retrieve information
from the World Wide Web. See MIE,
web page - an html
file placed on the internet as part of a web site
and made available to others. A web page is located by a specific URL.
See home page.
web serf - a slave to the web. See web
web surf - a. to be a slave to the web. See
web serf. See web browser.
web server - a software and/or hardware
combination that hosts web pages and/or provides other services. See Commerce
Builder, Internet Information
Server, Enterprise Server, WebSite
Professional, Web Server.
Web Server - a web server package from Novell.
web site - a collection of web
pages that form a greater whole, such as
Zeus's Lair. The first page of a site is called a home
page. See index.html, home.html.
WebSite Professional - a web
server package from O'Reilly & Associates.
well-behaved - adj. 1. generally obeying
the required standards and guidelines, and therefore considered reliable
and compatible. A well-behaved Macintosh or Windows applications would abide
by the appropriate development guidelines, and not, say, implement its own
proprietary low-level routines. 2. generally friendly to other programs,
and not causing conflicts or crashes. Contrast DirectX.
WFH - See Work-For-Hire.
white - 1. a color (usually occupying the first
position (index 0) in a color palette) with an RGB
value of (255,255,255). When performing a Fade to Black with the palette
channel under Windows, Director will not fade white pixels to black.
Use an off-white color instead.
windoid - a small window,
which is usually moveable, See floating
window - a portion of the screen in which something
occurs. It may be a text window, a video window, or even a Director movie-in-a-window.
A single application may have zero or more windows, floating
palettes or windoids. See GUI.
Windows - an inclusive term covering Windows
3.1, Windows 3.11, Windows
95 and Windows NT. See DOS,
Windows 3.1 - a popular 116-bit operating
system from Microsoft, subject of a dismissed
lawsuit brought by Apple. It had been largely
displaced by Windows 95, but there is a substantial installed base of users
who have not yet upgraded.
Windows 3.11 - a popular operating
system from Microsoft, a variant of Windows
3.1 used primarily by business. Most businesses have upgraded to Windows
95 or Windows NT.
Windows 95 - a popular 32-bit operating
system from Microsoft. Many developers
are shifting away from Wnidows 3.1 and developing exclusively for Windows
95. According toMicrosoft Treasurer Greg Maffei in March 1997, only 28 percent
of PCs worldwide had upgraded to Windows 95. (He didn't cite a domestic
figure, nor specify whether upgrades had leveled off).
Windows NT - - a popular operating
system from Microsoft, used primarily
by businesses with networks and for servers. See BSOD.
Windows palette - a palette
of 256 colors commonly used under Windows, with the first 20 and last 20
colors being reserved for the Windows interface.
See EGA palette.
WIN.INI - an INI
file (pronounced "Win-Eye-En-Eye" or "Win-Inny")
used by Windows to store various system configuration information including
file extension associations.
It is largely replaced by the Registry File
under Windows 95.
- character created by A.A. Milne, illustrated by Ernst Shepard and reproduced
in a series of animated shorts by Disney.
Winromedia - What Macromedia
will be renamed after being bought out by Microsoft
Wintel - the dominant PC platform, using MS-Windows
software and running on computers with Intel
Word - (also Microsoft
Word) a full function word processor which is part of the Microsoft
Office suite of applications. See Excel,
WordPad - a simple word processor which comes
with Windows. See NotePad, Write.
Work-for-Hire - a legal term entailing
the complete assignment of the copyright is a copyrightable work. The worker
assigns all rights to their work to the client for whom the work is performed.
The client paying for the work-for-hire, NOT the worker is considered the
author for the purposes of copyright. See IANAL,
NOLO Press, WFH.
working directory - many applications
assume that the documents and other files that they may require are located
in the "working directory". zLaunch
allows you to set the working directory for externally launched applications
ensuring that all of their components can be found. zLaunch then resets
the working directory upon return to Director. Refer to the TechNote,
"Path and File Specifications".
workstation - a powerful computer often
used in engineering and CAD applications.
World Wide Web - or WWW,
often used (erroneously) synonymously with "The Internet",
allows you to access information located on other computers connected to
the Internet using a web browser. See http,
WORM - Write Once Read Many,
a disk that can only be written to once, but can be read many times, such
as a CD. These types of disks are convenient for
backups or archiving, but not for everyday use.
WOW - Windows On Windows.
This term indicates that a Windows NT system is running a Windows 3.1 virtual
machine in order to allow the user to run 16-bit applications, which are
not ordinarily allowed under Windows NT.
Woz - See Steve Wozniak.
Wozniak, Steve "Woz" - co-founder
of Apple with Steve
Jobs. See IWM.
Write - (also Microsoft Write) a simple word
processor which comes with Windows. See NotePad,
WWI - doubleya-doubleya-won, originally known as
"The Great War". See WWII.
WWII - doubleya-doubleya-too. The unfortunate
upgrade to WWI.
www (lowercase) - see WWW and
World Wide Web. Most domain names can be reached
by using a URL of http://www.domain_name.com.
For example to reach a Zeus Productions' home page, use http://www.zeusprod.com.
Other common extensions are .edu, .org,
.gov and various country codes, such as ".uk"
WWW (uppercase) - see www and
World Wide Web. Ironically "world wide
web" is only three syllables, but "double-you, double-you, double-you"
is nine syllables. "three double-yous" and "triple double-you"
aren't much better, and "triple-you" isn't really accurate. "Sextuple-you"
doesn't have that catchy ring to it. I prefer "triple-wuh"
(only three syllables - on parity with "world wide wide"), over
"six you" which is only two syllables which also lacks that catchy
ring. So please start saying "triple-wuh", but everyone else will
think you are crazy until more people join our quest.
WYSIWYG - What You See
Is What You Get (pronounced "wizzy-wig").
Refers to a document that can be viewed or edited in a format that looks
like the final version. A editor that requires you to use raw HTML
tags to create a web page is not WYSIWYG, and therefore somewhat harder
to work in, and harder to anticipate the results of. Most word processors
are WYSIWYG, but in the past, some would show a different number of characters
per line than would appear on the printed page. Many web
browsers render HTML differently, and therefore
web pages are approximately WYSIWYG, but not exactly. By using standard
HTML features that are supported by all browsers, it is more likely that
they will look nearly identical to most users.
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